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>>>>> On Sat, 25 Jun 2011, Maciej Mrozowski wrote:
> Assuming package names are unique identifiers, tags are not
> necessary to be available for ebuild.sh so metadata.xml is the best
But we know that package names are _not_ unique. There are many cases
in the Portage tree where two or even more packages have the same
name. Categories are there to avoid such collisions.
With multiple overlays/repositories instead of one monolithic Portage
tree, the collision issue gets even worse if you have a flat